District of Innovation Plan


The District of Innovation concept, passed during the 84th Legislative Session in House Bill 1842, gives traditional independent school districts most of the flexibilities available to Texas’ open-enrollment charter schools. The flexibility derives from the district’s ability to exempt itself from state mandates that may limit its ability to implement innovative ideas.

The potential benefits of becoming a District of Innovation include:

  • increased local control to decide which flexibilities best suit local needs
  • freedom in customizing an innovation plan
  • autonomy in that the innovation plan does not require state approval

BISD has chosen to explore and pursue this opportunity for flexibility to create new opportunities for and better serve our students.  

Please click the link below to find the plan and timeline BISD has laid out as well as resources provided by the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Association of School Boards.

                           District of Innovation Plan

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